SSH, or Secure Shell, is a network protocol which is used to connect to a server and conduct different tasks through a command line. The protocol is employed by many expert users, because the information transmitted over it is encrypted, so it may not be intercepted on the way by a 3rd party. SSH access may be used for lots of things based on the type of web hosting account. With a shared hosting account, for example, SSH is among the ways to import/export a database or to upload a file in case the web server permits it. If you have a virtual or a dedicated server, SSH can be used for virtually anything - you could install software or restart specific services like the web server or the database server that run on the machine. SSH is used largely with UNIX-like Systems, but there are clients that enable you to use the protocol if your PC is working with a different OS as well. The connection is made on TCP port 22 by default and the remote server always listens for incoming connections on that port even though lots of providers change it for security reasons.

SSH Telnet in Website Hosting

SSH access is provided with all website hosting which we provide. With some of them, it is provided by default, while with others it is an additional upgrade which you can add with several mouse clicks from your web hosting Control Panel. You may get SSH access through the section dedicated to it in which you will also find the details that you need to connect - the host, the port number and the username. You may select the password which you'll use and, if necessary, you will be able to change it with several clicks from the same location. All the commands which can be used with our shared packages are listed within a help article along with relevant examples. If the SSH access feature is enabled for your account, you will also be able to upload files through your favorite FTP client via an SFTP connection.

SSH Telnet in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to connect to your semi-dedicated server account through SSH irrespective of which package you select when you sign up. With some packages, the feature is provided by default, while with others, it can be added as an optional upgrade for as long as you need it. You'll discover the needed login information inside the Hepsia CP, included with all accounts - the host/server name, the port number and the login name. You can pick the password that you will use and if you'd like, you may change it on a regular basis with several mouse clicks for even higher security. You will be able to see all the commands that you can use in advance, because we have listed them all alongside examples of how they are used in order to perform a certain task. The moment SSH access to your semi-dedicated server account is allowed, you'll be able to use an FTP program and establish an SFTP connection.